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Ask the Bucket


Ask the bucket what it knows;
Ask the water where it flows.
Call the fish forth from the stream;
Call the widow from her dream.
 
Tap the teapot, swirl the tea;
Tap the night dreams, flowing free.
Wash the dishes, light the lamp;
Wash your face, but leave it damp.
 
Climb the stairs up to the roof,
Climb, because you need no proof
That your life’s about to end—
Ah, I wish you well, my friend!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Tell everyone


Tell everyone
how the whole
works better
than a part.
 
Concentrate
on the right hook
for your story
(keep it short,
keep it sharp)
and you’ll catch
what you wish,
 
not fish
but people
with an appetite
for truth—
they’ll spot it
on your hook
and take the bait.

 

Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
   
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Dreaming

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One of many ducks at the pond, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Resting on one leg,
a duck near the garden pond
dreams of the next fish.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Feeding

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Couple feeding koi, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


the simple joy
of feeding hungry fish
with a few crumbs

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Halcyon

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


halcyon river
neither ducks nor leaping fish
parting the waters

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Crane

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Seasonal stream at dusk, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in hiding
a ravenous crane
stalks a fish

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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